Alabama Baptist disaster relief volunteers deploy after April 28 tornadoes

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers have responded forcefully after about 20 tornadoes and strong straight-line winds inflicted damage in 31 of Alabama’s 67 counties April 28. The latest death toll is nine. At press time the total number of injuries had not yet been calculated.

The tornadoes ripped through the state of Alabama, three years and one day after the deadly tornado outbreak that occurred April 27, 2011. According to AccuWeather, the first tornado watch for the latest outbreak was placed on parts of Alabama at 1:39 p.m. April 28, and by 8:42 p.m. Gov. Robert Bentley had declared every county was under a state of emergency.

At 3 a.m. April 29 David Patty, director of missions for Sand Mountain Baptist Association, was helping enlist a team of Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers to serve in the Sardis area of Etowah County.

– Read the full story as originally reported by the Alabama Baptist newspaper at: http://thealabamabaptist.org/print-edition-article-detail.php?id_art=31795&pricat_art=3#sthash.Bpb4FATt.dpuf

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